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house Bill H.R. 246

Should the Obamacare Fee on Health Insurance Providers be Repealed?

Argument in favor

The fee on health insurance providers ultimately gets passed onto consumers in the form of higher premiums, so repealing this fee will help people save money on health insurance.

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01/28/2017
Good night and fair well. Don't let the collapse of ACA hit you in the ass on the way out. Our freedom demands the end of America's trial subscription package of EU Socialism. Head socialist has been demoted to the golf course and needs to remove his balls from American's exceptionalism. Prune the dead branch for the new spring of freedom
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01/28/2017
An arbitrary fee on the insurance companies simply for being insurance companies ultimately means an arbitrary fee on the people who purchase insurance from those companies. What right has the government to charge anyone a fee simply by federal fiat?
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01/28/2017
Every bit needs to be scraped from history
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Argument opposed

This fee on health insurance providers brings in revenue that’s needed to help pay for subsidies that go to low-income enrollees who may not otherwise be able to afford insurance.

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01/26/2017
As a constituent with pre-existing medical conditions, I ask you to please not repeal any parts of the Affordable Care Act without having a replacement. I believe to do so would be to place partisan politics over the well-being, health, and rights of those you are representing. I only have a couple of more years on my parents insurance, and I also need expensive medications to keep me alive. Without such a system as ACA in place, I will likely not be able to pursue my dreams as a masters level social worker in the non-profit sector. I know many like me who are counting on my you to provide a reasonable, affordable health care system, just like any other developed country. Thanks for all that you do.
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Maggie's Opinion
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01/27/2017
Insurance companies need to be more invested in actual health CARE instead of making money.
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MyNameIsSavage's Opinion
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01/28/2017
If you are all so certain that you can repeal the ACA why are you simply trying to take it apart piece by piece? Oh, that's right because you don't have a replacement and you want things to go back to the way it was before the ACA. You're just hoping people aren't paying enough attention.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
    IntroducedJanuary 4th, 2017

What is House Bill H.R. 246?

This bill would repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers that was imposed by the Affordable Care Act. The fee is based on the number of premiums written, and was scheduled to take effect in 2017 but Congress delayed it until 2018 in 2015’s end-of-year omnibus appropriations bill.

It’s worth noting that this legislation is exactly one sentence long, its entire text reads: “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is amended by striking section 9010.”

Impact

People enrolled in health insurance plans; and health insurance providers.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 246

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-Depth: The annual fee on health insurance providers was expected to bring in $13.9 billion in revenue that would go to paying for subsidies received by low-income enrollees.

This legislation has the support of 119 bipartisan cosponsors in the House — including 115 Republicans and four Democrats.


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Official Title

To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

    Good night and fair well. Don't let the collapse of ACA hit you in the ass on the way out. Our freedom demands the end of America's trial subscription package of EU Socialism. Head socialist has been demoted to the golf course and needs to remove his balls from American's exceptionalism. Prune the dead branch for the new spring of freedom
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    As a constituent with pre-existing medical conditions, I ask you to please not repeal any parts of the Affordable Care Act without having a replacement. I believe to do so would be to place partisan politics over the well-being, health, and rights of those you are representing. I only have a couple of more years on my parents insurance, and I also need expensive medications to keep me alive. Without such a system as ACA in place, I will likely not be able to pursue my dreams as a masters level social worker in the non-profit sector. I know many like me who are counting on my you to provide a reasonable, affordable health care system, just like any other developed country. Thanks for all that you do.
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    Insurance companies need to be more invested in actual health CARE instead of making money.
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    If you are all so certain that you can repeal the ACA why are you simply trying to take it apart piece by piece? Oh, that's right because you don't have a replacement and you want things to go back to the way it was before the ACA. You're just hoping people aren't paying enough attention.
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    An arbitrary fee on the insurance companies simply for being insurance companies ultimately means an arbitrary fee on the people who purchase insurance from those companies. What right has the government to charge anyone a fee simply by federal fiat?
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    Every bit needs to be scraped from history
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    It is unreasonable to expect that insurance provider areas will all have roughly equal ratios of low-income enrollees. So, spreading the cost of subsidizing low-income enrollees is a good idea.
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    Health care is not a human right as the product of the labor of another person and is not the responsibility of the American taxpayer
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    There should be no repeal of any provision of the ACA until there is a replacement that has been written, openly debated, scored by the
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    These fees are passed on to the insured. We bare the burden, not the insurance companies.
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    End the error! Good day!
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    What was it with this former President and fees? He was like Oprah with taxes and fees, "You get fees! And you get fees! Everyone is getting fees and taxes!".
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    Costs are just passed on to us the conumers.
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    Who does this benefit exactly when u enact this legislation? It sure sounds like you are trying, once again to help your puppet masters, rich old white men making the big bucks killing regular Americans for money.
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    If we aren't going to implement Medicare / Single payer for all, then we need to start fixing the ACA in a way that's beneficial to all. Not just beneficial to the insurance companies.
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    These "fees" are passed on to customers who dont qualify for subsidies thus raising their premiums. It's gotta go!
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    ACA works as is. The only thing better is single payer. Hugs to you, President Obama! Thank you!
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    Please don't repeal any part of the ACA! Just say "NO."
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    Removing funding sources only makes our health care less stable.
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    I'm opposed to any effort to repeal portions or all of the ACA before congress even attempts to fix what they don't like about the law by amending it.
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